Cochin port introduces Helicopter service for cruise tourists

As a step towards adding more attractions and interesting experience to Cruise Tourists a helicopter service has been introduced from Willingdon Island, Cochin by M/s. Chipsan Aviation in association with District Tourism Promotion Council, Kerala Tourism, Greenix Village. The helicopter service was formally inaugurated by Dr. M. Beena, IAS, Chairperson, Cochin Port Trust on 20/11/2019..

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Cruise from Mumbai arrives in Diu on its maiden journey

As many as 385 travelers from Mumbai reached the Diu coast on Thursday morning in the maiden trip undertaken by Jalesh cruise, run by Messrs Karnika. With the first trip to Diu, the services of Jalesh by Messrs Karnika started from Mumbai to Diu from November 14. Jalesh is India’s first multi-destination cruise, which began.

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Mumbai Port Trust changes track to concentrate on cruise

The 75,000 gt Costa Victoria arrived in Mumbai on 8 November, in preparation for offering cruises between India and the Maldives, lasting between three and seven days, in the next four months until February 2020. This is the fourth season that the Italy-based Costa Cruises will be homeporting a ship at Mumbai, one of India’s oldest ports,.

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India’s first full-fledged global cruise terminal in Kochi

India’s first full-fledged international cruise terminal that is coming up at Ernakulam wharf in Willingdon Island will be commissioned in February 2020, Cochin Port Trust (CPT) chairperson M. Beena said on Wednesday. The ₹25.72-crore cruise terminal with facilities to handle 5,000 tourists will be spread over 12,200 sft. It will bring under one roof personnel.

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Bon voyage! Luxury cruises to berth along state coast

Those dreaming to unwind on luxury cruises now won’t have to go too far from Gujarat. The state’s sprawling coastline is all set to welcome international cruises at some of its most sought-after tourist spots like temple towns of Dwarka and Somnath as well as Porbandar, the birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi. The Union ministry of.

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City emerges as major cruise destination, to host 259 ships this fiscal

Mumbai Port Trust, which is transforming itself into a cruise port, has announced the homeporting — the point of origination — of Costa Victoria, the largest foreign cruise vessel to have ever homeported in India. The Italian-flagged vessel of Costa Cruise with a capacity of 2,400 passengers, will sail from Mumbai to Maldives till February-end..

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India has clocked four-fold jump in cruise calling in 2 years: MoS Shipping

Union minister of state for shipping Mansukh Mandaviya on Friday said the initiatives undertaken to bring in synergy in the functionality of various stakeholders have resulted in a nearly four-fold jump in cruise callings on Indian ports in the last two years. The cruise industry accounts for a significant portion of the contribution to the.

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Costa Cruises begins Indian Ocean fortnightly cruises to Sri Lanka

Italy-based Costa Cruises has kicked of the first of a series of fortnightly cruises to Western India, Maldives and Colombo with the first cruise ship sailing to Colombo carrying 1,739 passengers, agents Aitken Spence said. “Aitken Spence Maritime has been aggressively promoting cruise calls to Colombo and are expecting several cruise operators in the following.

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Arrival of AIDA Vita heralds cruise season in Kochi

The cruise season in Kochi has started on a high note with the arrival of AIDA Vita on Tuesday with 1,181 passengers and 406 crew members. A senior port official said that the current cruise season would extend till May 2020 and around 10 cruise ships were expected to call at the Kochi port between April and.

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MSC Cruises’ 117 day cruise opens for bookings

MSC Cruises has announced that their 4th world cruise, an 117 day voyage that will visit 24 countries, 43 destinations, and five continents, has opened for bookings. The cruise will take place on MSC Poesia in 2022 and include nine overnight port visits. Guests will be able to embark from Civitavecchia and Genoa in Italy,.

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